After three years of research and development, American Water Purification, Inc., (AWPI) is preparing to offer a production design of its commercial poultry hot water recovery system. The system sanitizes paw picker and chicken scalder water to USDA standards, returning it to the front end of these processes with minimal temperature loss.
“We’re very excited,” said AWPI CEO Dan Gates. “This system will significantly reduce incoming water, energy, and chemical additive costs.”
AWPI’s R & D has centered around a patented, .01 micron ceramic filter system never previously applied to this application in a cost effective manner. “We’re in the fine-tuning stages now,” said Gates. “This will be a game changer for commercial poultry facilities, especially in light of increasing water costs and surcharges, which will only get worse in the coming years. Our case studies show that installation costs can be recovered in just a few months or operation.”
The AWPI system leaves pH adjusters and other chemical additives untouched, so they don’t have to be reapplied when the water is re-used.
In addition recovering heat energy, the system manages overflow rates for optimum control and elimination of E-Coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter.
Hot water re-use comparison, before and after.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has approved this system for use in federally inspected commercial poultry facilities.